Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 39 40
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 5.94% 1.83% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 32.14% 7.92% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 3
Dorset median daily rate £425 £238 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.95% +25.00% -30.91%
10th Percentile £294 £145 £161
90th Percentile £450 £346 £339
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 56 101 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 18.48% 23.11% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 72 24
Dorset median daily rate £425 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% -5.71%
10th Percentile £301 £144 £161
90th Percentile £475 £430 £543
South West median daily rate £380 £363 £373
% change year-on-year +4.83% -2.82% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £12.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +229.17% -56.36% +14.58%
10th Percentile £37.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.15 £12.00 £44.30
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year +23.89% -28.03% +96.25%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Dorset

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Dorset

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Dorset

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth - 5 £305 -
Bournemouth +12 3 £273 -19.26%
Wimborne - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (100.00%) Skype
2 15 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (83.33%) Migration
3 14 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Service Delivery
4 10 (55.56%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) Symantec
4 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 10 (55.56%) SCCM
4 10 (55.56%) SCOM
4 10 (55.56%) AirWatch
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 8
4 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (55.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (55.56%) MobileIron
5 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) Office 365
6 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 5 (27.78%) PBX
7 3 (16.67%) CCNP
7 3 (16.67%) CCNA
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) VRRP
7 3 (16.67%) Firewall
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) IPsec

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Skype
2 5 (27.78%) PBX
3 3 (16.67%) 4G
3 3 (16.67%) Broadband
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) HSRP
3 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 3 (16.67%) IPsec
3 3 (16.67%) MPLS
3 3 (16.67%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (16.67%) OSPF
3 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
3 3 (16.67%) VRRP
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory Support
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Consultant
4 5 (27.78%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Support
5 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Network Support
5 3 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Lync Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Windows 10
1 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
1 10 (55.56%) Windows 8
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Migration
2 10 (55.56%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) AirWatch
1 10 (55.56%) SCCM
1 10 (55.56%) SCOM
1 10 (55.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 10 (55.56%) MobileIron
1 10 (55.56%) Symantec
2 3 (16.67%) Avaya
2 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Meraki
2 3 (16.67%) Nortel
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee